Excuse our mess! Grove City is restoring Marsh Run in Gantz Park from the main parking lot east to Gantz Road.
All paths are open, but please be aware that certain areas of the park remain under development and may offer hazards.
Over time, the creek has been straightened, experienced entrenchment leading to erosion, polluted with runoff from the road and overrun with invasive plant and tree species such as honeysuckle.
This project, financed by a grant from the CleanOhio Conservation Fund, is returning Marsh Run to a more natural condition. Non-native species of trees were cleared and replanted with hardy native species of trees and shrubs. The creek was stabilized by raising the channel bed, regrading and reinforcing eroded banks, and rerouting the water flow further from Home Road.
The project timeline was planned to minimize disruption to wildlife and maximize the establishment of new trees and shrubs with trees felled in March, vegetation cleared in April and work on the stream bed May through September. New trees and shrubs were planted in late fall to enhance healthy root development.
We appreciate your patience and know you share our excitement about making Grove City’s first park a premier destination for experiencing nature.